Moss Adams, the accounting, consulting, and wealth management group, has named Eric Miles as its next chairman and CEO.
Effective April 1, 2022, the move will follow a six-month period where Chris Schmidt, current chairman and CEO, is due to transition away from the role and transfer his responsibilities.
Miles joined the company in 1998, and has previously led both the group’s technology, communications, and media and life sciences practices.
Currently a member of the Moss Adams executive committee, Miles said he was “honored by the opportunity” to serve as the group’s new CEO.
He added: “Chris skillfully led Moss Adams through a time of incredible disruption, evolution and growth during his tenure as CEO.
“His intense focus on our clients and our people, combined with his unwavering commitment and energy, have positioned us well to execute on the firm’s 2025 strategic plan and beyond.”
Due to retire from the firm on March 31, 2022, Schmidt will step down from the position having served as chairman and CEO for nine years.
He said: “Working at Moss Adams the last 35 years has been a great privilege. I had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the most dedicated and brilliant professionals during my tenure, and Eric is a prime example of that.
“I have great confidence in his ability to lead the firm forward as CEO and bring great value to the clients, employees and communities that Moss Adams serves.”